Defense Digest

Monthly compilation of key articles, designed for the policy-making audience, highlighting the U.S.-Israel strategic relationship.

  • Defense Digest- September 2015

    September 30, 2015

    1. Israel Upgrades F-16s to Address Increased Missile Threats
    2. United States, Israel Cooperate on Wheelchairs for Veterans
    3. Israeli Start-Up Wins U.S. Air Force Contract
    4. United States, Israel Conduct Naval Exercise
    5. U.S. Navy Purchases Israeli-Developed Therapy System

  • Defense Digest - August 2015

    August 17, 2015

    1. Israel Forms First F-35 Squadron
    2. U.S. Secretary of Defense Visits Israel, Praises Bilateral Relationship
    3. Iron Dome to Engage UAV Threats
    4. United States, Israel Conduct Naval Exercise
    5. First Joint U.S.-Israel F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System Delivered

  • Defense Digest- April 2015

    April 17, 2015

    1. U.S., Israel Conduct Successful Test of David's Sling Missile Defense System
    2. U.S. Marines Award $73 million Contract to Israel's Elbit Systems
    3. Israeli Ministry of Defense Increases Production of Merkava 4 Tanks and Namer APCs
    4. U.S. Army Approves Purchase of Israeli Surveillance Balloon
    5. Senior IDF Officers Visit USS Theodore Roosevelt in Italy

  • Defense Digest - March 2015

    March 16, 2015

    1. Israel Signs Contract to Increase F-35 Order
    2. Israel Aerospace Industries Delivers First Replacement Wing for US Air Force Jet
    3. Israeli Paratroopers Train Make First Jump from U.S.- developed Aircraft
    4. Military Unit in Israel Employs Autistic Soldiers for Decoding Pictures

  • Defense Digest - January 2015

    January 28, 2015

    1. U.S. Navy F-18s to Receive U.S.- Israel Developed Litening Targeting Pod
    2. David's Sling Will Be Able to Intercept Warheads over Enemy Territory
    3. Israeli F-35 Jets to Be Operational in 2019
    4. Outgoing IDF Chief Benny Gantz Visits Washington, D.C.
    5. USS New York Hosts U.S., Israeli Leaders

  • Defense Digest - December 2014

    December 12, 2014

    1. David's Sling to be Deployed in Israel for Trial Period
    2. Israel Fortifies Iron Dome to Prepare for Future Threats
    3. Israeli Defense Company Wins Contract to Provide Logistics Support for U.S. Air Force F-16s
    4. Israel Air Force Upgrades Patriot Batteries for UAV Defense
    5. Israel to Receive Additional Super Hercules Airplanes

  • Defense Digest - November 2014

    November 10, 2014

    1. Israel Inaugurates F-35 Wing Production Line
    2. Hagel Meets with Ya'alon, Reaffirms U.S.-Israel Defense Cooperation
    3. Israel Presents Maritime Version of Iron Dome
    4. Israeli Defense Company to Provide Helicopter Helmets for U.S. Military
    5. Israel Uses Visual Tech for Pilots

  • Defense Digest - April 2014

    April 29, 2014

    1. Dempsey: US Israeli Views of Iran Threat More in Line
    2. Israel on Course for Joint Strike Fighter Wing Deliveries
    3. US, Israeli and Greek Navies Begin Annual Sea Drill
    4. Israel Launches Radar-Based Spy Satellite
    5. Israel Receives First Super Hercules Aircraft

  • Defense Digest - March 2014

    March 24, 2014

    1. Americans and Israelis Train with Advanced Aircraft
    2. Israel Shows Media Secret Hospital in Golan Heights
    3. Israeli Commercial Planes to Be Equipped With Lasers
    4. Israel Could Expand Missile Defense to Egypt and Jordan
    5. Israel Offers American Veterans Support

  • Defense Digest - January 2014

    January 15, 2014

    1. Ashkelon Targeted By Gaza Rockets
    2. Arrow-3 Interceptor Missile Successfully Tested
    3. Israel's Defense Ministry to Buy American Phones
    4. Arrow Site Named After Former Senator Daniel Inouye
    5. U.S. Delegation Honors Sharon

  • Defense Digest - November 2013

    November 15, 2013

    1. Israel to Host Joint Air Drill
    2. Iron Dome Intercepts Gaza Rocket
    3. U.S. Veterans Travel to Israel
    4. Israeli, U.S. Companies Partner on Fighter Pilot Helmets
    5. Lockheed Martin to Open Israeli Subsidiary

  • Defense Digest - October 2013

    October 15, 2013

    1. Successful Arrow-3 Trials May Prompt Timetable Advancement
    2. Some Iron Dome Production May Move to U.S.
    3. Northern Israel Hit by Syrian Mortar Shells
    4. Israel Performs Long-Range Flight Exercise
    5. Israeli Scientists Unveil Innovations in Aerospace Medicine

  • Defense Digest - September 2013

    September 16, 2013

    1. U.S., Israel Test Missile Successfully in Joint Exercise
    2. Israel Moves Iron Dome to Dan Region
    3. U.S., Israel Increase Emphasis on Cyber Capabilities
    4. Digital Ground Army May Be IDF’s Future
    5. American, Israeli Youth Visit Arlington National Cemetery

  • Defense Digest - August 2013

    August 15, 2013

    1. Gen. Dempsey Visiting Israel This Week 
    2. Chief of Staff of U.S. Air Force Returns from Israel
    3. Joint Military Exercise between EUCOM-IDF Begin 
    4. Israel Waives Funding Exemption
    5. Roskam/Deutch: Iron Dome a Game Changer

  • Defense Digest - July 2013

    July 15, 2013

    1. Israel, U.S. Successfully Test Arrow-3
    2. Israel Builds and Delivers F-35 Part to Northrop Grumman
    3. New Lockheed Martin Branch Opening in Israel 
    4. Essential Iron Dome Laser Guide Soon to be Made in U.S.
    5. Israeli Co-Ed Unit an Example for New U.S. Military Policy